The Impressive Hyundai Verna: A Stylish and Feature-Packed Sedan

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Hyundai Verna

The Hyundai Verna boasts a striking and futuristic design, taking inspiration from the brand’s global models. The LED light bar over the headlights and fastback style roofline are among the standout features of this vehicle. The interior is typically luxurious and packed with cutting-edge features, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Bose premium audio system, wireless charging, and ADAS. While the carmaker has excluded diesel options, the Verna is powered by 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol and turbo-petrol engines, with the latter delivering an impressive 160hp output, the best in its class. The Verna competes with models such as the Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and Honda City.

Hyundai Verna exterior

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The Hyundai Verna has a distinct exterior design featuring sharp lines, cuts and creases. The front stands out with a full-width LED lightbar, split headlamp design and a wide grille reminiscent of the Tucson SUV. The rear boasts a fastback-style roof design and muscular rear haunches, with another LED tail-light bar. However, some find the design too busy.

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Hyundai Verna interior

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The Verna’s interior feels premium with a two-spoke steering wheel and minimalist dashboard layout. The AC vents are hidden in the dash, and there’s 64-colour ambient lighting extending onto the doors. The 1.5 MPI has a cream and black colour scheme, while the Turbo has an all-black theme with red inserts. The quality is excellent, as expected from Hyundai.

Hyundai Verna Features and safety

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Loaded with features, the Verna has heated and cooled front seats, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, wireless phone charging, connected car tech and a sunroof. Safety features include 6 airbags as standard, ABS, EBD, ESC, TCS, TPMS and hill-start assist. The Verna is also equipped with ADAS, including radar-based adaptive cruise control.

Mileage, engine and performance

The Verna’s engine line-up comprises only petrol options, with the 115hp, 1.5-litre MPI naturally aspirated petrol available with a 6-speed manual or an 8-step CVT. The 160hp, 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol comes with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT, offering a mileage of 20kpl and 20.6kpl for the manual and DCT respectively, according to the ARAI cycle. The MPI feels refined and adequately powerful, while the Turbo is punchy and suitable for both inter-city use and spirited driving.

Comfort, ride and handling

The Verna’s steering feedback may not be the best, but toggling between the driving modes adds weight to the wheel, making it great for city driving or parking in tight spaces. The ride quality has improved drastically, with the Verna feeling composed at expressway speeds and absorbing low-speed bumps. However, it is more inclined towards comfort than handling.

Price and verdict

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The Verna is priced competitively, with the MPI ranging from Rs 10.90 lakh to Rs 16.19 lakh and the Turbo from Rs 14.84 lakh to Rs 17.38 lakh. While it may not excel in performance or fuel economy compared to some rivals, it offers an excellent overall package, with very few standout flaws. If the edgy new look appeals to you, the Verna is an excellent choice for your next sedan.